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CMC Thomas Johnston, U.S. Navy Seabee, Ret.

d. May 19, 2022

Long Beach

CMC Thomas W. Johnston, U.S. Navy Seabee, Ret., age 76, of Long Beach, passed away on May 19, 2022.

He was a native of Brooklyn, New York and attended Hicksville High School.  He retired after 23 years as a Seabee with the U.S. Navy.  He also retired from Harrison County Sheriff Department as a deputy and was a volunteer at Cuevas Fire Department.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, James Johnston and Marjorie Johnston.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frieda Johnston; his children, Dawn Dawson (Harry), Amber Hood (Gary), and April Hayes (David); his brother, James Johnston; his grandchildren, Aaron Dawson, Gary C. Hood, III, Austin Ladner, Riley Ladner, James Hood, and Gracie Hayes; and Donna Mallette, whom he loved like a daughter.

Thomas received a Sea Service Ribbon with Star, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He was a faithful member of Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.  He was an antique car enthusiast, mechanic, and loved spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle Church or Wounded Warrior Project.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 1:30 pm - 3 pm at Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle, 6146 Beatline Road, Long Beach, MS 39560.  The funeral service will be at 3 pm in the church.  Interment will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 2:30 pm in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family.

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Saturday, May 28, 2022

1:30 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle (Beatline Road, Long Beach)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle (Beatline Road, Long Beach)

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Interment

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531

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